Texans will have the opportunity to cast their vote in a lot of important state races during the general election on Nov. 4. However, the Oct. 6 deadline is fast approaching for potential voters to register if they are not already.
Races to be decided include the next Texas Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Railroad Commissioner, Comptroller and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Voters will also be voicing their opinion on an amendment.
Registered voters will be able to cast ballots early from Oct. 20-31. The last day to apply for ballot by mail will be Friday, Oct. 24.
A photo ID is required for every voter heading to the polls. Those without photo ID’s can get an Election Identification Certificate at their local DPS driver license office.
The Dublin City Council approved a $3 million Certificate of Obligation loan agreement during a special meeting Monday night.
Government Capital has been working to secure the CO agreement with a bank since the early summer so the city can begin needed improvements like replacing 15 miles of clay tile pipe and removing sludge at the wastewater treatment plant.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality was requesting Dublin replace 1.5 miles of the pipe and clear one of the city’s four lagoons of sludge by this month or else face a penalty. City Manager Nancy Wooldridge has been keeping in constant contact with TCEQ to update them on every way that Dublin is working to rectify problems and Government Capital has issued a document to indicate when the city started seeking funds to make improvements. It is hoped (and has been indicated by some TCEQ contacts) that these measures will keep the city from being fined.
See the Oct. 2 edition for more information.
The Dublin Lions authenticated their credentials as being king of the beasts Friday with a sound thrashing of a quality 3-1 team from Grape Creek.
It was a homecoming celebration that saw the Lions answer every challenge from the visiting Eagles. It was the final non-district game of the year, giving the Lions a 3-2 record and grooming them for the games that count in the district race that starts next week after all six teams in district 10-AAA have a week off to heal and prepare.
Every time Dublin let up on the Eagles, they would score. The lesson: Coach Bob Cervetto said don’t take your foot off their throat.
The final score was 53-26 but it was not that close. At one point early in the fourth quarter, the score was 46-6. The Lions would let up and the Eagles would try to fly. The Lions barred their teeth with starters and keep them from flying. Then, the Eagles managed to take off for a quick score.
This past weekend the Lady Lions traveled to Gatesville for their first tournament of the season. Dublin has been to the Gatesville tournament for over ten years and has never managed to bring home hardware from the big school tournament. This year the Lady Lions went with their mind set on bringing hardware home and that’s exactly what they did.
After losing the first game to Groesbeck Dublin had no other option but to win their next three games in order to place in the tournament. They took top honors in the consolation bracket by defeating Troy, Florence and Jarrell.
See more Lady Lions coverage in the Aug. 28 edition.
Born Sept. 9, 1929, in Duffau, TX, (Mary) Helen Hollis Croft, Postmaster Retired, died Sept. 25, 2014, at the age of 85.
She married John Croft on Sept. 4 of 1948. John and Helen were longtime residents of the Proctor Community in Comanche County. Helen was preceded in death by: her husband; parents, S.T. and Maye Hollis; brother, Hector Hugh Hollis; and sister, Mayo Hollis Hobbs.
She is survived by: her brother S. T. (Jack) Hollis of Sherman; son, Ritchie Croft of Dallas; daughter, Vickie Croft Cate of Proctor; daughter, Hollis Croft McCright of Big Spring; daughter, Sarah Croft of San Antonio; and son, Carl Croft of Dallas; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Croft held numerous key leadership positions on the Comanche Library Board and was instrumental in forming the Comanche Public Library Foundation. She also volunteered for over twenty-five years and served on the Big Country Library Council and worked actively within the Texas Library Association who honored her in 1997 with the prestigious Outstanding Services to Libraries Award.
She was appointed Postmaster of Proctor, Texas in 1954 and served in Proctor and Lipan Communities as Postmaster for over 35 years, retiring in 1989. She was an active member of the National Association of United States Postmaster during her employment and as a retiree. In 1998, she received the National NAPUS Member of the Year and in 2001 was honored with the NAPUS Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Croft Family will receive friends from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Comanche Funeral Home located in Comanche, Texas. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Comanche, followed by interment at the Proctor Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you honor her memory through donations to Comanche Public Library, 311 N. Austin, Comanche, Texas 76442; First United Methodist Church of Comanche, 217 E. Grand Avenue, Comanche, Texas 76442; Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 3344, Abilene, Texas 79604; or Arthritis Association, 4300 MacArthur Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75209.
Evelyn Irene (Garvin) Trice formally of Knox City, TX and most recently of Weatherford, TX passed away September 23, 2014, at the age of 85 at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in O’Brien with Dr. Troy Culpepper officiating and Brother Bruce Bolling assisting with the Eulogy and Don Roberts assisting with the music. Interment took place immediately following at the Knox City Cemetery in Knox City under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes.
Born to Alvy Ross Garvin and Minnie Ellen (Corley) Garvin on January 3, 1929, near Albany, Texas, Evelyn married W. L. (Bill) Trice on May 1, 1949, at the First Baptist Church of Albany, Texas. This is where they also answered the call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ; later attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
Evelyn and W.L. were blessed to have three children, seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
One Son, John Mark Trice married to Gena (Fisher) Trice of Sanger, Texas;
Two daughters, Renda (Trice) Carlton, married to Walter Carlton of Weatherford, Texas, and Ruthie (Trice) Acree, married to Bob Acree of Knox City, Texas.
John and Gena have one son, Josh Trice of Carthage, Texas and one daughter, Jaqi Trice of Sanger, Texas.
Renda and Walter have one son, Casey Carlton of Arlington, Texas, and three daughters, Marti Gresham of Stephenville, Texas, Jodi Sprinkle of Midland, Texas and Toni Smith of Springtown, Texas.
Ruthie and Bob have one son, Matthew Acree, of Knox City, Texas.
Evelyn lovingly assisted her husband serving as pastor of several Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado churches including 1st Baptist Churches of Lueders, Hawley, and O’Brien, and Trinity Baptist Church in Stamford. Evelyn loved her Lord Jesus Christ first and her husband and children second.
Her passion and ministry was teaching and discipling to equip the saints for the ministry of the Gospel. Bible Study and prayer was a daily event in her life. She would pray for each of her family members by name, while on her knees.
Evelyn and her husband have been living in Weatherford, Texas with their daughter Renda for the last several years so she could attend to their health needs. Evelyn was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Weatherford.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.